Cities and towns promote recycling and conservation programs, but are they still inadvertently promoting waste? Today on Insight, local public works officials tell you what should be done. The Internet is quickly becoming the medium of choice for young music buyers interested in classical music. Today, the founder of Magnatune, a Berkeley-based independent record label that licenses music for downloading; the executive director of the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra in San Francisco; and the... Topics: waste management, classical music, internet music buyers, online classical music, KXJZ, Insight,...
Nicolette Bautista just stepped down from her post as Executive Director of WEAVE (Women Escaping a Violent Environment). She'll tell you what she achieved, about the current state of WEAVE, and what she's doing next. Sacramento's Gabriel Williams tells you why he's accepted the job of Assistant Minister for Information for Liberia, and why he plans on commuting. 2006 could be the worst year in four decades for butterflies in California. Insect expert Art Shapiro tells you why. Shapiro is a... Topics: WEAVE, Gabriel Williams, butterflies, KXJZ, Sacramento Public Radio
A priceless collection of Western Americana including Native American pottery, baskets, western artwork and manuscripts has been donated to the General Library at the University of California, Davis. "You never find this material, some of it very, very rare, in one place. And it's not just about Western history," said UC Davis history professor Louis Warren, an expert on the West. Today on Insight you'll hear from Daryl Morrison, who heads Special Collections for the UC Davis General... Topics: Western Americana, Sounds of the cosmos, Douglas Kahn, KXJZ, Sacramento Public Radio
How we define life, and when it's worth preserving, is fundamental to both religion and politics. Host Jeffrey Callison considers the ethics of abortion, the death penalty, assisted suicide and war. We'll find out how people decide to accept one form of death and not another. Topics: Pro-life, abortion, death penalty, assisted suicide, war, KXJZ, Sacramento Public Radio
Experts tell us how microbicides could prevent millions of women from contracting AIDS over the next three years. One of our guests is Patrick Cannon, the co-chair of an exhibit on women, HIV, and microbicides. "Giving Women Power Over AIDS" will feature drumming, panel discussions, and artifacts. See the exhibit in the University Union Redwood Room at Sacramento State 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. February 13th; and 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. February 14th. Information: (916) 987-6671.... Topics: aids, Nancy Kalish, lost love, microbicides, KXJZ, Sacramento Public Radio
It's one of the most important studies ever conducted on women's health, but critics say design problems call some findings into question. Today medical experts tell you what the Women's Health Initiative means to you, and where the report misses the mark. Is Sacramento too generous with standing ovations? Do musicians and other artists have an easier time pleasing the crowd in California's capital? You'll find out from our guests: Jeff Hudson, arts critic and reporter for KXJZ News; Marcus... Topics: Women's Health Initative, musicians/artists, KXJZ, Sacramento Public Radio
How do working moms manage to balance work and life? Christine Larson, contributor to the new book "This is How We Do It: The Working Mother's Manifesto", reveals how they do it and how they feel about it. Over the past 14 years the American River Conservancy has been working to acquire and protect more than 3,000 acres of river frontage along the South Fork of the American River, preserving it for public use. They also aim to create a recreational trail that would stretch from... Topics: Working moms, Sutter to Sutter, Escher exhibit, KXJZ, Sacramento Public Radio
You're in for a treat on Insight today: Host Jeffrey Callison takes the show outside to Capital Public Radio's grassy courtyard with a sheepdog and three sheep! Also joining Jeffrey: Suzy Applegate, captain of the 5 member US team competing this summer in the World Sheepdog Trials in Ireland. This is the first time dogs from the U.S. will be allowed to compete in the trials. Suzy, her Border Collie Bet, and three North Country Cheviot sheep, will show us how it's done! Jeffrey also speaks with... Topics: World Sheep Trials, Schwarzenegger, KXJZ, Sacramento Public Radio